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Emma Verde, also known as just Emma, is one of the nine main characters of Love Live! Nijigasaki High School Idol Club. She is a third year at Nijigasaki High School. Her image color is light green. She is a member of QU4RTZ, a unit under the Nijigasaki High School Idol Club.

Background

Emma is from Switzerland and has eight younger siblings. She formerly attended the Y.G. International Academy.

Along with Shizuku Osaka and Kanata Konoe, she works with the Love Live! School idol festival app, where the three of them originally appeared as N-rarity characters.

In the Nijigasaki High School dorms, she shares a room with Karin Asaka.

She uses the Italian word "Buono" (meaning "good") when introducing herself, which indicates that she is from the Italian-speaking part of Switzerland, which includes the canton (Swiss Confederation member state) of Ticino and some southern parts of Grisons. Her family name "Verde" means "green" in Italian.

Personality

Emma is a kind and easygoing girl with a healing nature. She is very cheerful, pleasant, and tries to look after the other idols. She aims to be encouraging and to help others smile.

Like Shizuku, Emma tends to keep her worries to herself. She gets nervous easily.

Having many brothers and sisters back home, she can relate to Kanata on the joys of being an older sister. Her family regularly sends her video letters so they can stay connected.

In another All Stars bond episode, she reveals that her dream to become a school idol was the reason why she studied Japanese and eventually came to Japan. She first learned about them after seeing a TV show about them in Switzerland on a night where a snowstorm meant she had to spend the night alone. Her pursuit of her dream has also allowed her to combat being homesick.

Clubs and Hobbies

In her free time, Emma likes to go on woodland walks, and sometimes play in the river. She enjoys quilting as well.

She likes food, especially bread crusts. In an All Stars story scene, she narrowly bests Hanayo in a dumpling eating contest after both she and Hanayo ask for their favorite foods (bread and rice respectively) as side dishes, sustaining their appetite.

Other Data

Official Introduction from Website[1]
PDP Character Intro - Emma Verde
Good afternoon, I’m Emma. I’m from Switzerland, a country overflowing with natural beauty.
 

So I love mountains and forests. When I have free time, I might go out and take a walk in the woods or play in a river. What do I like besides that... ah, bread crust!
  The crust of breads in Japan are so fluffy~ ♪
  Just taking one bite cheers me up!
  Similarly, just seeing school idols can be really exciting, right?
  That’s why I wanted to be a school idol.
  Nothing would make me happier than if just seeing me could make a lot of people happy!
  Everyone, let’s have fun together!

Official Introduction from Love Live! School idol festival Website[2]

Thanks for waiting~! I don’t go to the 2nd year classrooms very often, so I ended up getting lost. Sorry~

Umm, are we starting the filming now? Ah, could we have a bit of relaxation time before starting?

Thinking “we’re going to film now!” made me feel a little nervous.

The window, the window... at a time like this, seeing green really calms me down. See, we can view the trees on campus from here, right?

I love being in places with a lot of natural beauty, like forests, mountaintops, and river beaches. Filming in a place like that definitely sounds like it’d be fun.

Oh, I’ve got it! Next time we film, all of us could go to the mountains!

And once we’re done filming, we could butter up some bread, make sandwiches with fillings like ham and vegetables, and eat them. That’d be so buono~ [TL note: “buono” is my guess as to what “ボ~ノ” (bōno) was supposed to say. Emma is from Switzerland, which has four official languages, three of which have similar words meaning “good”: buono (Italian), bon (French), and bun (Romansh).]

I’m so excited that I’m going to prepare everyone’s portion—. Look forward to it~. Wait, then it’d be more like a picnic than a filming session, right? Ahaha~

Wouldn’t that be great~. I’d like to have a leisurely chat with you, somewhere surrounded by nature.

It’d be great if we could be more like siblings, doing things like that. Hm? I didn’t tell you? I have 8 siblings~

Our house is always lively, so every day is fun~. Seeing my younger brothers and sisters when we sing and play together makes me smile. It feels like such a blessing~

Those kids were actually why I decided to take on the challenge of being a school idol.

I thought that if I work my hardest at being a school idol, I’d be able to see their joyful faces even more. Do you think that’s weird?

Yup. Working hard because you want to see someone’s smile... that really is a wonderful thing. Thank you for saying that—. All right, I’m gonna try my best!

Question & Answer Corner[3]

What has been good about becoming a school idol?

Seeing so many smiles, perhaps.
  After starting as a school idol, the number of people supporting me grew bit by bit. That I could make them smile and have fun makes me happy like nothing else has.

So I’ll try my best from now on, to be able to see many more smiles~♪

  What should school idols aim to do on a daily basis?

This is kind of similar to my last answer, but maybe always having a smile on your face?

When someone’s thinking “I’m not really feeling energetic today” or “I’m feeling kind of down”, I feel like it’d be great if I could share even a bit of my energy using my smile.

  What were your first impressions of the two you’re working with?

Just looking at Kanata-chan, I thought “Ahh, she seems easy to get along with~”.
  Kanata and I are both carefree types, so I thought that we’d definitely get along.
  But, I was surprised by how much Kanata-chan thinks about her sister.
  I have a lot of younger brothers and sisters too, so we got pretty deep into talking about how fun it is to be an older sister.

Shizuku-chan is a girl with a lot of perseverance.
  Right now, it feels a bit like she’s a younger sister to me and Kanata-chan. No matter what she’s doing, she puts her all into it, so we can’t help but cheer for her. Before this, when we delivered a sandwich to Shizuku-chan, who was practicing for a play, she was really delighted, and that made me happy too.

  What do you do in your day-to-day life?

Things like sunbathing or taking a stroll through the woods, I guess.
  From the time I lived in Switzerland, I’ve loved spending my time in nature, as it’s really calming~.
  Lying on the grass while taking in the sunlight, listening to birdies chirp and streams murmur… it really does warm my heart and body. Haha, I definitely recommend it ♪

  What do you like to do?

Watching travel shows on TV.
  I get especially fixated when they’re doing hot spring tours.

I love hot springs, and there are so many of them in Japan, so I’ve been dreaming about doing a hot spring tour one day. But for now, I can’t go yet, so I vicariously enjoy them by seeing them on TV.

Bathing in hot springs feels really good, right~♪

  Is there anything you’ve been obsessed with lately?

For me, it’d be heading to the supermarket after school.
  Supermarkets in Japan sell such a large variety of things throughout the year, and I think that’s really incredible.
  When I’m wondering what to make for dinner today, I have a lot of fun picking out the ingredients, but cooking for one is pretty difficult... When I lived in Switzerland, we’d cook a huge pot of cheese, or bake a ton of bread at a time...
  So for now, I’m sticking to preparing food in advance. It’d be nice to have everyone taste my cooking one day~.

  What do you like about yourself?

That’s a hard question, but maybe being blessed with having met so many people.

My fellow school idols, the people supporting us, and the person who invited me: everyone has been so nice that I must be really lucky to have been able to meet them.
  Meeting all these people makes me want to work harder, so that these connections can become even more wonderful.
  And I’m looking forward to meeting a lot of people from now on as well!

  What’s your dream?

I want to appear on TV as a school idol someday.
  If I’m on TV, I’m sure my family and friends back in Switzerland will be able to see me.
  After all, it’s hard to meet up with everyone there, and if I could let them know “Emma’s doing well~ I’m trying my best~”, I’d be really happy.

  How did you spend your time when you were living in Switzerland?

Fufu, now that I look back, I was actually quite a tomboy as a kid.
  With my little brothers, we’d play in the mud with the boys in the neighborhood.
  Also, I took care of cows and goats, and I became quite good at milking them.
  Somehow, I’m finding the mountains in the Alps nostalgic.

I want to show everyone the scenery of the Alps, too~.

  What surprised you the most when you came to Japan?

There were a lot of things like that, but the crowded trains really surprised me.

When people were squeezed together in the train, I worried a lot about whether everyone was fine.
  But once I observed them, I was impressed that everyone lined up so well while riding the train.
  Even I’ve caught onto the technique for skillfully riding those crowded trains, ehehe ♪

  A message for everyone cheering you on, please!

I’m Emma! Thank you so much for supporting me all this time!
  Thanks to everyone’s support, even after I came here from Switzerland, I haven’t felt lonely, and I’ve been having fun every day. You’ve told me that I’m not alone, and it’s been very encouraging.
  I’ll try my best so that I can encourage everyone too, so I’m looking forward to everyone’s support!

Video

Nijigasaki High School School Idol Club Member Introduction Video - Emma Verde

Nijigasaki High School School Idol Club Member Introduction Video - Emma Verde

Songs

The songs featuring Emma are:

Trivia

  • She is the first Love Live! heroine who is fully a foreigner (compared to Eli, who is a quarter Russian, and Mari, who is half American with Italian ancestry). She is also the first whose foreign roots are primarily in Western Europe.
  • She has a pet goat back in Switzerland named "Neve" (the Italian for "snow").
  • She has the largest bust size of any Love Live! heroine – her 92 centimeters beating Nozomi's previous record of 90.

Gallery

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